Review: The Possession (2012)

the possession poster

“Whoever made this didn’t want anybody to open it.”
– Clyde Brenek

SYNOPSIS: A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl’s father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child. – via IMDB

I waited around for ever for Jeffrey Dean Morgan to John Winchester and exorcise that demon’s ass right back out of his kid… damn Supernatural for twisting all of this so far out of proportion! I expected him to be able to handle it. There were also a couple of distinctive goofs that sort of threw me, such as the daughter speaking about braces with nothing on, but having them in place the next afternoon, or Clyde throwing the basketball up and down with a plaster on his hand long before the fork stabbing incident. Other than that, the movie was alright. Another film about a possess child, to be sure, but not the worst out there. I felt that the movie lacked in some aspects, maybe a slightly more solid story, and it is as though the movie relied heavily on sudden sounds for jumps. The feeling of the movie was also not always dark and demented, which granted should not always be the case, but has a distinct feeling of being disjointed at the best of times. Overall, not a bad flick if you are looking for a little horror to watch between something or to pass the time with, but definitely not scary, and definitely not first horror choice.. Not necessarily something that I would rewatch, though.